Sister Carol Ann Grandlich

Sister Carol Ann Grandlich

Born to Life
March 12, 1948
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

August 5, 1967

Born to Eternal Life
October 19, 2020
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

St. Mary Visitation Cemetery
Elm Grove, Wisconsin




Sister Carol Ann was like a gem with many facets – a fitting description, since her family worked as jewelers for several generations.

I’ve been privileged to know Carol for nearly 50 years. Many years were dedicated to teaching junior and senior high school students and living together in community. We began to grow old in tandem. No one, other than God, has had such a positive influence on my life.

Carol had many creative outlets resulting in special outcomes. She was a quilter, often gifting family and friends with warm, cozy, beautiful gifts.

Carol loved the elderly. She was caring and attentive to those suffering negative effects of aging.

Carol was an accomplished basket weaver. Each basket was unique and an art piece. She was a painter and did ceramics.

Carol was a musician – had a lovely voice, played guitar, piano, organ, and the kazoo. She was able to get music out of a kazoo, from melancholy tune to lilting dances. Carol brought Franciscan spirituality to her lifestyle and ministry.

She loved our School Sister community; her family and friends; her parish, St. Pius X; and her beloved friend and companion, her dog, Charlie, who died peacefully last June, on Carol’s lap.  He was with her during her 4-1/2 years of struggling with multiple myeloma.

I am forever grateful to God for allowing me to share Carol’s life, and for all the lives she touched.

May Carol have peace, happiness, and love with God, as a reward for her life lived close to God.  I am sure God knew who she was when she approached heaven and God led her to the place prepared for her and she smiled!

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Sister Carol Ann

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Sister Carol and I worked together at Pius and I remember her smile, her commitment to her students, and her love of our Lord. God Bless, Sister.

~Bill Gardner

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